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of the debt ceiling. >> the debt ceiling, that even -- that makes me nervous. i'm twitching when i heard the words debt ceiling. stephen, do we think there's any more chance they're moving to at least some kinds of consensus of how we'll run the nation's books before we get to the debt ceiling? >> i'm not sure we are, actually. i think this budget was an ideological document -- >> aren't they all? wait, isn't that what it is, the president's mission statement, right? >> of course it is. no doubt about it. this is the president's statement. i worked for ronald reagan when we put our budgets. it's a statement of principle. the point i'm making is there's not a lot in here republicans are going to go say, oh, wonderful idea. we haven't talked about the new taxes which republicans will reject out of hand. the most interesting thing that happened this week when the president proposed what i think is a fairly modest change to social security, oh, my gosh, these organizations on the left, i mean, had cardiac arrest. and that makes me somewhat nervous about whether we're ever going to get seriou
yesterday that focused on the debt ceiling in terms of the possibility of obligations, ur obligations all emanating from congressional actions. we cannot continue on this dangerous path. hopefully this hearing will serve a constructive opportunity to embrace a different path. i yield back. >> thank you so much, mr. levin. again,s this my pleasure to welcome secretary jack lew back to the committee on ways and means. we look forward to your testimony. the committee received your written statement t will be made part of the formal record and secretary lew, you're recognized for five minutes. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman and thank you, mr. chairman, ranking member levin for your gracious welcome here today. it's an honor to appear and present the president's budget for next year. i sit here as chairman noted surrounded by four decades of memories of many important occasions when bipartisan cooperation has moved the country forward in the best interest of the american people. i sit here today looking forward to continuing in that tradition this year and in my current role. our economy
is going to be positive, though, carol, we'll see some structure for deficit reform. because the debt ceiling debate that's coming before us. >> let me tell you why you are not easing my indigestion, i am afraid of what success may look like. >> nobody gets all that they want. and it's about time we started to come to some sort of agreement on something. although the background check isn't the best, at least they came to some sort of agreement. when was the last time that happened? >> and the public is engaged in the debate, and the public demanding action from legislateors. that's critical. >> we are taking on so many issues, agreement isn't always to be celebrated. on the issue of background checks, i don't think it's a compromise worth having. >> okay, well, i'm kind of depressed by you today, will. >> sorry. >> will kain, robert zimmerman. >>> talk about a spoiler alert. kevin bacon of "the following" reveals a major plot twist and now he's apologizing. carfirmation. only hertz gives you a carfirmation. hey, this is challenger. i'll be waiting for you in stall 5. it confirms your
, the debt ceiling is something that is necessary for the operations of government. we will bring a bill forward that will ensure that we do not go into default, but i do think that we should be mindful of how we are going to tell the public we are going to go into the future and pay off these debts. the gentleman has many children and grandchildren. he does not want his kids, nor do i want mine to be shouldering the debt and paying our bills. really committing ourselves not to just borrowing more, not to just taking more from taxpayer dollars, because we have done a lot of that this year already. the gentleman talks about the need to proceed with revenues. we already have close to $650 billion of additional static revenues, taxes that are accounted for because of the fiscal clef deal. it is not that there are no revenues in the mix here. i look forward to working with the gentleman. i appreciate his commitment to longevity in the country, sustaining economic growth or restarting its the we can -- restarting its so that we can sustain it. i yield back. toi think finding a way invest in t
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